JAMDAT alumni Scott Lahman, Zack Norman and Austin Murray started GOGII in 2007 by anticipating the increasing demand for text services on mobile devices. The trio figured that texting would become increasingly attractive means to connect with people, connect with several or more simultaneously, and consumers would want new ways to use text on mobile devices to communicate. According to this recent article in the International Business Times – Unlimited Text Applications Could Change Business Model for Wireless Carriers – this last December saw 2.5 billion text messages sent via textPlus – the free iOS and Android app that enables multiple texting services.
GOGII (go-jee) is a mobile communications technology company and creator of the textPlus app. GOGII is a U.S.-based startup backed by venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Matrix Partners and GRP Partners. GOGII was founded in 2007 by the three founders of JAMDAT Mobile, the leading mobile entertainment publisher that was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2006. The company is committed to the safety, security and privacy of its users.
textPlus brings free group and Community texting to the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android phones through its mobile application, permanent short code, 60611 and real phone numbers. textPlus is carrier and Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) compliant and enables seamless interaction between app users and their friends using regular text messaging (SMS).